*Pay workers' compensation claims of Steve Arthur in the sum of $24,500 involving Fleet Services
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- Steve Arthur, through attorney James Guinn, 1419 7th St, Oregon City, filed workers’ compensation claims with the city for injuries on February 10, 2015, April 16, 2018, and December 5, 2019.
- The claims have been investigated by Risk Management Services. The investigation indicates there is risk the city may be found liable for additional, future benefits. Therefore, to avoid such risk, we feel it is prudent to compromise the claim at this time.
- Risk Management Services recommends the claim be compromised for the total sum of $24,500.00, subject to the claimant providing the city with a release in a form to be approved by the City Attorney.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- The Mayor and Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver a check in the amount of $24,500.00 made payable to James T. Guinn, PC.
- Risk Management Services will execute a payment authorization in the amount set forth in sub-paragraph (A) above.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists to avoid undue and costly delay in settling this Workers’ Compensation Claim; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.
Official Record (Efiles)
An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)
Passed by Council
Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero
Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information
This Ordinance settles Workers’ Compensation claims brought by Steven Arthur for injuries on February 10, 2015, April 16, 2018, and December 5, 2019.
Financial and Budgetary Impacts
This legislation will have no impact on City revenue.
Total cost to the City to settle the claim is $24,500. The source of funding is the City’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Fund. All cost of the settlement is in the current fiscal year. This Ordinance does not amend the budget.
Community Impacts and Community Involvement
This Ordinance settles a workers’ compensation claim resulting from claims filed by Steven Arthur. No public involvement or input was sought regarding this Ordinance.
No future public involvement is anticipated or necessary. Approval by City Council of this Ordinance will fully settle a workers’ compensation claim against the City of Portland
100% Renewable Goal
This legislation will have no impact on City energy use.
Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis
Total cost to the City to settle the claim is $24,500. The source of funding is the City’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Fund. All costs of the settlement are in the current fiscal year.
887 Consent Agenda in October 21-27, 2022 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea